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Clean Uninstallation

2014 : Quick Uninstall Utility Autodesk Products

source : Up and Ready Post

Click the source link above to read all about the Quick Uninstaller Utility (MORE THAN ONE PRODUCT AT A TIME)

Is located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Uninstall Tool\R1\UninstallTool.exe


2013 Revit Products: Additional Clean Uninstallation Instructions

source: TS17892584

Note:  It is preferable to use a product like Revo Pro (30 day free trial) to perform clean uninstallations of Autodesk Products.  However if you are are seeing a product as being installed when you know it isn’t then use this tool Microsoft Cleanup FixIt Utility

Issue:

You are trying to perform a clean installation of Revit, but a previous corrupted installation of Revit appears in Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel, and doesn’t allow you to install a new one.
You already followed these steps for a Clean Uninstallation
 
Resolution:

Erase the following 3 registry keys. This will indicate Revit has been uninstalled to Windows Installer:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\<Product ID>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\<Product ID>
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\<Product Name>
 
- Replace <Product Name> by the full product name:
 
- Replace <Product ID> with the correponding value
 

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 English:
0A4B643700310110409007C5D0680240

Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 English:
0A4B643700310120409007C5D0680240

Autodesk Revit MEP 2013 English:
0A4B643700310130409007C5D0680240

Autodesk Revit 2013 English:
0A4B643700310150409007C5D0680240

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 English:
0A4B643700210110409007C5D0680240

Autodesk Revit Structure 2012 English:
0A4B643700210120409007C5D0680240

Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 English:
0A4B643700211130409007C5D0680240

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 English:
0D364D4931B2181459212B07401B51A1

Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 English:
86335832DD22718409B4BD40DA9E0B8C

Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 English:
0653F13C70005594F95657BC748FD25B

Note

Product IDs for Revit 2012 Products will typically start with 0A4….. You can verify that it is the right key, or adapt to localized versions, by expanding HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\<Product ID> and checking the Product Name field.

Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com.

Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.


2013 Clean Uninstall Revit Products

source : TS18782231

Note:  It is preferable to use a product like Revo Pro (30 day free trial) to perform clean uninstallations of Autodesk Products.  However if you are are seeing a product as being installed when you know it isn’t then use this tool Microsoft Cleanup FixIt Utility

Issue

There may be circumstances where Autodesk Revit® 2013 products need to be removed from the workstation to allow for a clean installation.  The following process will ensure all residual files are properly removed as wel

Solution

Use the following procedure to uninstall Revit 2013 products and remove any remnants from your system. The end result is a clean system on which you can reinstall.

Note that all paths listed by default are for Revit Architecture 2013. Substitute the product name below based on the Revit 2013 product you are uninstalling:

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013/RAC 2013
Autodesk Revit Structure 2013/RST 2013
Autodesk Revit MEP 2013/RME 2013
Autodesk Revit 2013/RVT 2013

Substitute the current Windows login name for %username%.

Please ensure to backup any custom family or template files prior to following this procedure:

  • Log on as a Local System Administrator and disable any Antivirus programs.
  • Remove the specific Revit 2013 product from the Windows Control Panel:Windows Windows 7: Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall the specific Revit 2013 product
    Windows XP: Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the specific Revit 2013 product
  • Remove the 2013 Material Library from the Windows Control Panel:Windows Windows 7: Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall the Autodesk Material Library 2013
    Windows XP: Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the Autodesk Material Library 2013
  • Use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the following folders as appropriate.Windows Windows 7:
    •  C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RAC 2013
    •  C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    Windows XP:
    •  C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Autodesk\REVIT\2013
    •  C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\RAC 2013
  • Open the system registry (Windows Start menu > Run > Regedit). Locate and delete the following registry keys as appropriate.Windows XP/Windows 7 32 bit:
    •  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\RAC 2013
    Windows XP/Windows 7 64 bit:
    •  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\RAC 2013
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013
    Warning!Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com.Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.
  • Restart the workstation.

 Before reinstalling Revit products

  1. In Windows Explorer, delete the contents of your Windows Temp folder, but do not delete the Windows Temp folder itself. You can locate the Temp folder by entering %TEMP%in the Address bar of Windows Explorer.
  2. Use the End Task feature to end any anti-virus programs.

Note: Disabling anti-virus programs from the system tray may not be sufficient. Virus checking programs may block certain activities that are seen as suspicious (for example, accessing the registry, adding/removing/updating DLL files, and so on), even though these activities are common when installing or removing programs.

Several anti-virus programs can be disabled by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting Disable from the shortcut menu. For more information about disabling your anti-virus software, refer to the vendor of that software.

Important! It is important that you not only disable the anti-virus software but also use the End Task feature to end the anti-virus software.

To verify that an anti-virus program is not still running in the background as a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident Program):

Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete].
  2. Click Task Manager.
  3. On the Processes tab of the Task Manager, select the process for the anti-virus program and then click End Process.

You are now ready to install Revit 2013 products on the clean system.

 Note:

If after following the above steps, the Revit product still reports as being installed, please view the Technical Solution: Revit appears already installed in Windows Control Panel, even after a Clean Uninstall.


2013 Automated Clean Uninstall AutoCAD Design Suite Family of Products

source : TechSource Doc

Issue:

You want an automated method for completely removing AutoCAD Design Suite 2013 and related products and plug-ins from a system.

 Solution

The provided uninstall tool will detect and uninstall 32-bit or 64-bit versions of AutoCAD Design Suite 2013 (English only).

ADSUninstallTool.exe (exe – 844Kb)
 

The uninstall tool will also provide the option to uninstall the following programs and plug-ins (if found):

  • AutoCAD 2013
  • Autodesk Raster Design 2013
  • Autodesk Alias 2013
  • FARO LS
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013
  • Autodesk Alias 2013 License
  • Autodesk Backburner 2013
  • Autodesk Composite 2013
  • Autodesk Revit Interoperability for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2013
  • Autodesk Essential Skills Movies for 3ds Max Design 2013
  • Autodesk Showcase 2013
  • Autodesk SketchBook Designer Plugin for AutoCAD 2013
  • Autodesk DirectConnect 2013
  • Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2013
  • Autodesk Mudbox 2013
  • Autodesk Design Review 2013
  • Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2013
  • Autodesk Inventor Fusion Plugin for AutoCAD 2013
  • Autodesk Workflows – AutoCAD Design Suite 2013
  • Autodesk Material Library 2013
  • Autodesk Material Library Base Resolution Image Library 2013
  • Autodesk Material Low Resolution Image Library
  • Autodesk Material Library Medium Resolution Image Library 2013
  • Autodesk Content Service
  • Autodesk CAD Manager Tools
  • Autodesk Network License Manager
  • Autodesk Cloud Sync

The uninstall tool will also remove folders and registry keys related to the uninstalled products and plug-ins.

Notes:

  • If you have multiple AutoCAD 2013-based products installed, these modules may be in use by more than just AutoCAD 2013. Do not uninstall them if they could be in use elsewhere.
  • Although this script has been tested on multiple operating systems and environments without issue, it is provided “as-is” and with no implied warranty or guarantee. Please read the disclaimer at the top of the script and use at your own discretion.
  • This tool can uninstall the English language of the listed 2013 products but it cannot uninstall all languages of AutoCAD 2013.
  • We strongly recommend backing up any custom files before proceeding.
  • Disable any Anti-virus that may be running on your machine before running the script.
  • Ensure you are a Administrator on your machine before running this script.
  • After the script is finished, it is a good idea to reboot your system to help ensure complete cleanup.

2012 : Automated Clean Uninstall of AutoCAD and Autodesk Design Suite Family Products

source: TS17031128

Issue
You want an automated method for completely removing AutoCAD 2012, Autodesk Design Suite 2012 and related plug-ins from a system.

Solution:
The provided uninstall tool will detect and uninstall 32-bit or 64-bit versions of English AutoCAD 2012, Autodesk Design Suite 2012 and language packs. It will also provide the option to uninstall the following programs and plug-ins (if found):

  • AutoCAD 2012 – <All languages>
  • AutoCAD LT 2012 – English
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2012 – English
  • AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 – English
  • AutoCAD MEP 2012 – English
  • AutoCAD OEM 2012
  • AutoCAD Raster Design 2012
  • Autodesk Materials Library 2012
  • Autodesk Materials Library Base Resolution Image Library 2012
  • Autodesk Materials Library Medium Resolution Image Library 2012
  • Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2012
  • Autodesk Inventor Fusion plug-in for AutoCAD 2012
  • Autodesk Design Review 2012
  • Autodesk CAD Manager Tools
  • Autodesk Network License Manager
  • Autodesk Content Service
  • FARO LS 1.1.406.58
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 32-bit/64-bit – English
  • Archvision Dashboard
  • RPC Plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 32-bit/64-bit
  • NuGraf/PolyTrans Demo Installer (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Okino Plug-ins Installer (Demo Version)
  • Autodesk Backburner 2012.0.0
  • Composite 2012
  • Autodesk Alias Design 2012 32-bit/64-bit
  • Autodesk Alias Documentation 2012 32-bit/64-bit
  • Autodesk Mudbox 2012 32-bit/64-bit – English
  • Autodesk Showcase 2012 32-bit/64-bit – English
  • Autodesk DirectConnect 2012 32-bit/64-bit
  • Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2012 – English
  • Autodesk SketchBook Designer for AutoCAD 2012 – English

If you have multiple AutoCAD 2012-based products installed, these modules may be in use by more than just AutoCAD 2012. Do not uninstall them if they could be in use elsewhere.

The uninstall tool will then remove folders and registry keys related to the uninstalled product and plug-ins.

psebuninstalltool.exe (exe – 846Kb)
 
Although this script has been tested on multiple operating systems and environments without issue, it is provided “as-is” and with no implied warranty or guarantee. Please read the disclaimer at the top of the script and use at your own discretion.
  • This Uninstall Tool can uninstall the English language of the following listed PSEB 2012 products.  But it cannot uninstall all languages of AutoCAD 2012.
  • We strongly recommend backing up any custom files before proceeding.
  • Disable any Anti-virus that may be running on your machine before running the script.
  • Ensure you are a Administrator on your machine before running this script.
  • After the script is finished, it is a good idea to reboot your system to help ensure complete cleanup.

If you would like information on manually uninstalling AutoCAD, please refer to the following solutions:


Cannot install Revit 2011 Products because the pick boxes are grayed out

source: discusion board

There are 3 common things that can cause the product pick box to be grayed out at the product install screen.

1) Internet Explorer 7 or higher is not installed

Fix: Install IE 7 or higher.

2) DWF Viewer is installed.

Fix: Uninstall DWF Viewer and try reinstalling Revit.

3) The product is already installed, or was uninstalled incorrectly.

Fix: Verify the product you want to install is not already installed. If it was and had been uninstalled, make sure you went though the Clean Uninstall process (TS14633513).

In addition, if you have Windows XP 32 bit, please also verify SP3 is installed.


Error 1402 during uninstallation (Could not open key)

source:  TS16508079

Issue:

When you try to uninstall an AutoCAD based product, you will get the following error:

Error 1402.  Could not open key:
UNKNOWNComponentsHex#Hex#.  Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

 Solution:

The solution is to change the permissions of the following folder in the Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInstallerUserDataS-1-5-18Components 

  1. Right Click on Components select permissions.
  2. Click Advanced button.
  3. Select the OwnerTab
  4. Under Change owner to:  Select Administrators (Group) and Click Apply.
  5. Then Select Check box Replace owner on subcontainers and objectsand Click Apply.
  6. Go to the Permissions tab, select the Check box:  Replace all child objects Permissions with inheritable permissions from this object and Click apply.  NOTE:  The wording maybe a bit different depending on your operating system.

See Also:

TS1069886 and this Discussion Group Post for a video workflow in Windows 7/Vista.


2012: Automating the Clean Uninstall of Revit Products

Source: TS16825244
 
 
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012
Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2012
Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012
 
You would like to reset the Autodesk® Revit® 2012 user interface (i.e. the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and Project Browser) back to the out-of-the-box version and remove any customization that has been applied. 
 
Have us do it for you
Download and run the following script on your computer:
 
Do It Yourself:
Warning! This script may delete a file on your computer. It also removes a Windows Registry key. Do not use it without consulting your system administrator first. 
 
To reset the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar:
  • Rename or delete the UIState.dat file located in the Autodesk Revit 2011 folder (rename to anything of your choice, like UIState.old), which can be found in one of the following locations, depending on your operating system:

    Windows XP

    %USERPROFILE%Local SettingsApplication DataAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit {Product Name} 2012

    Windows Vista or Windows 7
    %APPDATA%AutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit {Product Name} 2012
To reset your Project Browser to the default location:
  • Using the Windows Registry editor, rename the following registry key to anything of your choice (Panels_backup for example):

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit {Product Name} 2012ComponentsPanels

Replace {Product Name} with Architecture, Structure, or MEP

Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/support.

Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.


2012 Revit Architecture grayed out IE7 or later not installed

issue:

when installing Revit Architecture 2012, on an XP Pro SP3 64 bit system there is a circle with a slash through it next to the greyed out checkbox making the product unselectable for install.  When hovering cursor over circle, the message IE7 or later not detected.  However IE8 is installed on machine.

Attempts at resolution:

clean out %temp% directory
disk cleanup
revo pro could not find anything
Revit Architecture, dwf viewer were all cleanly uninstalled NOT PRESENT.
registry was clean of all revit products
XP was completely up to date using windows update (optional updates)
.NET framework 4 client installed.

Resolution:

uninstalled IE 8 and reinstalled IE8 resolved this issue.


2012 Clean Uninstall Navisworks Manage

source: Autodesk Technical Support

To ensure a clean uninstallation of Navisworks Manage 2012 do the following:

*******************
NOTE From Autodesk Technical Support:
No registry key removal is necessary, the folders I provided you are directly from our resident Navisworks expert as recommendation for a clean uninstall.
*******************

uninstall the program using Add/Remove Programs (in XP) or Programs and Features (in Vista/Win 7).

Delete these directories:

C:AutodeskNavisworks Manage 2012
C:Program FilesAutodeskNavisworks Manage 2012
C:ProgramDataAutodesk Navisworks Manage 2012
C:UsersAll UsersAutodesk Navisworks Manage 2012 (copy and paste this link in your explorer bar to locate)
C:Users**YOUR USERID**AppDataRoamingAutodesk Navisworks Manage 2012

Deleting the following directories may resolve activation issues with standalone installs

using Vista / Win 7:

C:ProgramDataFLEXnetadskflex_00691b00_tsf.data
C:ProgramDataFLEXnetadskflex_00691b00_tsf.data_backup.001
C:ProgramDataAutodeskAdlmcascadeinfo.cas


2011: Automating the Clean Uninstall of Revit Products

source: Autodesk

click for  2012: Automating the Clean Uninstall of Revit Products

Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011
Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2011
Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2011

Issue

There may be circumstances where Autodesk Revit® 2011 products need to be
removed from the workstation.  The following process will ensure all residual
files are properly removed as well.

Have us do it for you

Download and run the following script on your computer:

REVIT
2011 – Uninstall.vbs
(vbs -
16Kb)

Warning!

  1. This script will only remove your Autodesk Revit 2011 product if you have
    installed Revit to the default location on your computer.
  2. This script removes Autodesk Revit 2011 products from your machine.  It also
    deletes files and folders on your machine.
  3. Please backup any customizations before using this script.
  4. Disable any Anti-virus that may be running on your machine before running
    the script.
  5. Ensure you are a Adminstrator on your machine before running this script.
  6. The above script does not remove the Autodesk Material Libraries (step 3 below) or any shared components with other Autodesk Products.

2012: Clean Uninstall of Revit Products

source

2011 clean uninstall of Autodesk Revit products
2010 clean uninstall of Autodesk Revit products

Issue
There may be circumstances where Autodesk Revit® 2012 products need to be removed from the workstation to allow for a clean installation. The following process will ensure all residual files are properly removed as well.

Solution
To uninstall Revit 2012 products and remove any remnants from your system, use the following procedure. The end result is a clean system on which you can reinstall. Please ensure to backup any custom family or template files prior to following this procedure:
Log on as a Local System Administrator and disable any Antivirus programs.
In the Windows XP Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the specific Revit 2012 product. For Windows Vista & Windows 7, Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall.
In the Windows XP Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the Autodesk Material Library 2012. For Windows Vista & Windows 7, Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall the Autodesk Material Library 2012
After the product is uninstalled, use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the following folders as appropriate. For steps 3 & 4 substitute the product name below based on which Revit 2012 product you are uninstalling; all paths listed by default are for Revit Architecture 2012:

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 & RAC 2012
Autodesk Revit Structure 2012 & RST 2012
Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 & RME 2012
Where %username% is present below substitute the current Windows login name.

For Windows XP installations (32 and 64 bit):

• C:Program FilesAutodeskRevit Architecture 2012
• C:Documents and Settings%username%Application DataAutodeskREVIT2012
• C:Documents and Settings%username%Local SettingsApplication DataAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012
• C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAutodeskRAC 2012

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 installations (32 and 64 bit):
• C:Program FilesAutodeskRevit Architecture 2012
• C:ProgramDataAutodeskRAC 2012
• C:Users%username%AppDataLocalAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012
• C:Users%username%AppDataRoamingAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012

Open the system registry and locate then delete the following registry keys listed below as appropriate (Windows Start menu > Run > Regedit).

Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com.
Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.

For 32-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
• HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRAC 2012

For 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
• HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRAC 2012
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2012

Restart the workstation.

Before reinstalling Revit products
• In Windows Explorer, delete the contents of your Windows Temp folder, but do not delete the Windows Temp folder itself. You can locate the Temp folder by entering %TEMP% in the Address bar of Windows Explorer.
• Use the End Task feature to end any anti-virus programs.

Note:
Disabling anti-virus programs from the system tray may not be sufficient. Virus checking programs may block certain activities that are seen as suspicious (for example, accessing the registry, adding/removing/updating DLL files, and so on), even though these activities are common when installing or removing programs.

Several anti-virus programs can be disabled by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting Disable from the shortcut menu. For more information about disabling your anti-virus software, refer to the vendor of that software.

Important!
It is important that you not only disable the anti-virus software but also use the End Task feature to end the anti-virus software.

To verify that an anti-virus program is not still running in the background as a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident Program):

Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
• Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete].
• Click Task Manager.
• On the Processes tab of the Task Manager, select the process for the anti-virus program and then click End Process.

You are now ready to install Revit 2012 products on the clean system.


AutoCAD 2011 Automating uninstallation

source: tsdoc

Issue:
You want an automated method for completely removing AutoCAD 2011 and related plug-ins from a system.

Solution
The provided VBScript will detect and uninstall 32-bit or 64-bit versions of English AutoCAD 2011 and language pack. It will also provide the option to uninstall the following plug-ins (if found):
        
          AutoCAD 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack
          AutoCAD WS plug-in for AutoCAD 2011
          AutoCAD 2011 VBA Enabler

If you have multiple AutoCAD 2011-based products installed, these modules may be in use by more than just AutoCAD 2011. Do not uninstall them if they could be in use elsewhere.
The VBScript will then remove folders and registry keys related to the uninstalled product and plug-in
http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/Uninstall_ACAD_2011.zip

Warning:
Although this script has been tested on multiple operating systems and environments without issue, it is provided “as-is” and with no implied warranty or guarantee. Please read the disclaimer at the top of the script and use at your own discretion

This script only uninstalls the English version of AutoCAD 2011. No other products or languages (including AutoCAD-based verticals) will be removed

We strongly recommend backing up any custom files before proceeding

Disable any Anti-virus that may be running on your machine before running the script
Ensure you are a Administrator on your machine before running this script

The above script does not remove the Autodesk Material Libraries as these may be shared with other Autodesk 2011 products. If you wish to uninstall the Material Libraries, please use the standard uninstall methods

After the script is finished, it is a good idea to reboot your system to help ensure complete cleanup

If you would like information on manually uninstalling AutoCAD, please refer to the following solution:
Clean Uninstallation of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Verticals


Backing up your AutoCAD and AutoCAD vertical software in an organized fashion

Issue:
you are about to do one of the following:
1) clean uninstall your AutoCAD or AutoCAD vertical
2) update your AutoCAD or AutoCAD vertical
3) install / or uninstall a service pack or update to your AutoCAD or AutoCAD vertical
4) after you make changes to your user interface of AutoCAD or AutoCAD vertical

and you want to make sure you do a complete backup of your software

Solution:

=======
For an AUTOMATED way of backing up your software that will back up your custom palletes as well as all your custom settings do this:

Start >> All Programs >> Autodesk >> ProductName >> Migrate Custom Settings >> export…

also you will need to export your profiles:

launch product >> OPTIONS >> profile tab >> select profile you want to back up >> EXPORT
=======

Video Backing up your AutoCAD

Click for Backing up system registry – another example with written steps
Click for Restoring your software – another example with written steps

Starting with the 2010 products the installations automatically detect updates and allows you to download them from the internet to be applied automatically during the installation. If you choose to download them and install them manually here are some links that apply to these situations.

Click for Determining which Product Updates you need to apply
Click for Service Packs and Updates Category
Click for Autodesk Product Update Site at Autodesk


Back Up System Registry

Published date: 2010-Apr-08
ID: TS66513
Applies to:
AutoCAD® 2011
AutoCAD® 2010
AutoCAD® 2009
AutoCAD® 2008
AutoCAD® 2007

Issue

Registry edit warnings often contain text similar to the following:
Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.
You want to know how to back up the registry for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Solution

To back up the registry:

Warning!
Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/support.

Additional information about the registry is also available in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.

1. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run.
2. In the Open box, enter regedit, and then click OK.
3. In the Registry Editor, on the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
4. From the Save As Type drop-down list, select Registration Files (*.reg).
5. Under Export Range, click All.
6. In the File Name box, enter Backup Registry.
7. In the Save In box, select Desktop.
8. In the upper right corner of the Export Registry File dialog box, click Create New Folder, and then enter My Backup Files.
9. Click Save.

Note: You have just saved the Backup Registry file to the My Backup Files folder on the desktop. In each of the following back-up procedures, you will be instructed to save your files to the same folder.

10. On the Registry menu, click Exit.
11. Verify that the Registry Backup.reg file is located in the My Backup Files folder. To do this, double-click the My Backup Files folder on the desktop and note the contents. If the file is there, close the My Backup Files folder. If the file is not there, repeat steps 1 through 9, but in step 8, do not create a new folder; instead, select the My Backup Files folder.

Important: Do not double-click the Registry Backup.reg file on your desktop unless you intend to undo the changes that you are making to the registry.


Restoring your settings after applying the secondary installer or clean uninstall

after initiating the secondary installer instructions you will want to test the software to see if the issue has been successfully resolved, and then restore the settings you had set up prior to doing the secondary installer.

I also recommend backing up the support directory (again). This directory is called out in the secondary installer instructions. (IE..your products support directory – I call this backup the “out of the box” support directory backup).
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if you backed up your AutoCAD/AutoCAD vertical profiles you may want to import them.

type in options at the command line, go to the PROFILE tab and select the import button. browse to your profile and import.
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if you backed up your AutoCAD/AutoCAD vertical user interface you may want to restore them.

shut down AutoCAD/AutoCADvertical
copy and replace the backed up .CUI or .CUIX files from the support directory and replace them in software’s support directory.
launch AutoCAD/AutoCADvertical
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if you have custom alias commands, iE like C = circle command, you may want to restore those.

copy and replace the backed up ACAD.PGP file from the support directory and replace them in software’s support directory.


2011: Clean Uninstall of Autodesk Revit Products

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2010 clean uninstall of Autodesk Revit products
2012 clean uninstall of Autodesk Revit products

Issue

There may be circumstances where Autodesk Revit® 2011 products need to be removed from the workstation.  The following process will ensure all residual files are properly removed as well.

Solution

To uninstall Revit 2011 products and remove any remnants from your system, use the following procedure. The end result is a clean system on which you can reinstall.  Please ensure to backup any custom family or template files prior to following this procedure:

  1. Log on as a Local System Administrator and disable any Antivirus programs.
  2. In the Windows XP Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the specific Revit 2011 product.  For Windows Vista & Windows 7, Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall.
  3. In the Windows XP Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > remove the 3 Autodesk 2011 Material Libraries in the following order.  For Windows Vista & Windows 7, Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall:•Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium Image Library
    •Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image Library
    •Autodesk Material Library 2011
  4. After the product is uninstalled, use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the following folders as appropriate.  For steps 3 & 4 substitute the product name below based on which Revit 2011 product you are uninstalling; all paths listed by default are for Revit Architecture 2011:
    Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 & RAC 2011
    Autodesk Revit Structure 2011 & RST 2011
    Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 & RME 2011

Where %username% is present below substitute the current Windows login name.

For Windows XP installations (32 and 64 bit):
•  C:Program FilesAutodeskRevit Architecture 2011
•  C:Documents and Settings%username%Application DataAutodeskREVIT2011
•  C:Documents and Settings%username%Local SettingsApplication DataAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2011
•  C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAutodeskRAC 2011

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 installations (32 and 64 bit):
•  C:Program FilesAutodeskRevit Architecture 2011
•  C:ProgramDataAutodeskRAC 2011
•  C:Users%username%AppDataLocalAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2011
•  C:Users%username%AppDataRoamingAutodeskRevit2011

  • Open the system registry and locate then delete the following registry keys listed below as appropriate (Windows Start menu > Run > Regedit).Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com.Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.For 32-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
    •  HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2011
    •  HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAutodeskRevit2011
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2011
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodesk
    RAC 2011
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRevit2011
    For 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
    •  HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2011
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRAC 2011
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRevit2011
    •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskRevitAutodesk Revit Architecture 2011
  • Restart the workstation.

Before reinstalling Revit products

  1. In Windows Explorer, delete the contents of your Windows Temp folder, but do not delete the Windows Temp folder itself. You can locate the Temp folder by entering %TEMP% in the Address bar of Windows Explorer.
  2. Use the End Task feature to end any anti-virus programs.

Note: Disabling anti-virus programs from the system tray may not be sufficient. Virus checking programs may block certain activities that are seen as suspicious (for example, accessing the registry, adding/removing/updating DLL files, and so on), even though these activities are common when installing or removing programs.

Several anti-virus programs can be disabled by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting Disable from the shortcut menu. For more information about disabling your anti-virus software, refer to the vendor of that software.

Important! It is important that you not only disable the anti-virus software but also use the End Task feature to end the anti-virus software.

To verify that an anti-virus program is not still running in the background as a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident Program):

Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete].
  2. Click Task Manager.
  3. On the Processes tab of the Task Manager, select the process for the anti-virus program and then click End Process.

You are now ready to install Revit 2011 products on the clean system.


Registry Keys for Autodesk Navisworks 2010 Uninstalls

Autodesk TS Doc

Issue

When you try to install Navisworks®, the installer lists Navisworks as already being installed, even though it is not. As a result, you are unable to install Navisworks.

Solution

An incomplete uninstall can sometimes leave residual registry keys that may cause the Navisworks installer to detect incorrectly that Navisworks has already been installed.

To resolve this issue, remove the following key from the Windows Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesInstallerProducts39497741D131AAB48BF792993B746F9A

Once you have done so, you can proceed with the installation.

Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows Registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Use the Microsoft Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related Autodesk solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.


Registry Entries for Autodesk NavisWorks Manage 2009 Uninstalls

Autodesk TS Doc

Your installation has become corrupted and you were unable to uninstall or reinstall the program.

To resolve this issue, you need to remove specific Windows registry entries that are causing the installer to detect that NavisWorks is already installed. Follow these steps:

  1. Click Start menu (Windows) > Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, enter regedit and click OK.
  3. Locate and delete the following registry keys: 

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesInstallerProductsDAB390B81B325E140B6745A393D0C030

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInstallerUserDataS-1-5-18ProductsDAB390B81B325E140B6745A393D0C030

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall{8B093BAD-23B1-41E5-B076-543A390D0C03

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallInstallShield_{8B093BAD-23B1-41E5-B076-543A390D0C03}

Once you have removed these keys, you should be able to reinstall NavisWorks.

Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows Registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Use the Microsoft Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related Autodesk solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.


2011 Materials Library Uninstall Order

The Materials Libraries that get installed with 2011 products need to be uninstalled in a specific order, the largest to the smallest.  It should be noted that these are shared libraries for 2011 suite of products.  Uninstalling them without uninstalling the products using them would cause issues with those installations.

there are 3 libraries that may be present in Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features
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Autodesk Material Library 2011 Medium Image library – this is the largest it should be uninstalled first.
Autodesk Material Library 2011 Base Image library – this is the next largest it should be uninstalled second
Autodesk Material Library 2011 – this should be the smallest library and should be uninstalled last
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64 Bit – Additional Clean Uninstallation Instructions: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables

Here are additional instructions for a clean un-installation for 64 bit machines. It instructs the customer to remove and add back in the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which is an Autodesk prerequisite for installation. The previous email had the links for the 32 bit Redistributables.

NOTES:

• When dealing with 64 bit OS we must keep in mind that there may be 32 bit software installations on them. These 32 bit programs will use the 32 bit Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. So a 64 bit OS can have both the 32 bit and 64 bit Redistributables on them.

• Uninstalling the Redistributables should be done in reverse order.

• Redistributables are no longer available for download from the Windows Update site. The download links to these are listed here in this email

• This can be done by itself as a step in resolving an issue. If it doesn’t work then you can say this has been attempted. This is a standard step that Autodesk asks customers to do.

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We will use add/remove programs to remove the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables, in reverse order…2008 first then 2005….
Then put reinstall them, they are located at the download sites indicated below:
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x64)
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x64)
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)
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32 Bit – Additional Clean Uninstallation Instructions: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables

Here are additional instructions for a clean un-installation for 32 bit machines. It instructs the customer to remove and add back in the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which is an Autodesk prerequisite for installation. I will follow this email up with a 64 bit version of the same thing.

NOTES:
· When dealing with 64 bit OS we must keep in mind that there may be 32 bit software installations on them. These 32 bit programs will use the 32 bit Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. So a 64 bit OS can have both the 32 bit and 64 bit Redistributables on them.

· Uninstalling the Redistributables should be done in reverse order.
· Redistributables are no longer available for download from the Windows Update site. The download links to these are listed here in this email
· This can be done by itself as a step in resolving an issue. If it doesn’t work then you can say this has been attempted. This is a standard step that Autodesk asks customers to do.
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We will use add/remove programs to remove the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables, in reverse order…2008 first then 2005….
Then put reinstall them, they are located at the download sites indicated below:
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=32bc1bee-a3f9-4c13-9c99-220b62a191ee
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=200B2FD9-AE1A-4A14-984D-389C36F85647&displaylang=en
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9B2DA534-3E03-4391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF&displaylang=en
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A5C84275-3B97-4AB7-A40D-3802B2AF5FC2&displaylang=en
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Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility: Is Now Available AGAIN: REVO PRO an Alternative to Making sure it is really uninstalled

Take a look this is the Microsoft cleanup utility
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NOTE:
While the Windows Installer Cleanup utility resolved some installation problems, it sometimes damaged other components installed on the computer. Because of this, the tool was been removed from the Microsoft Download Center.  It has been rewritten and now available again.

Updated Microsoft Cleanup Utility : Diagnose and fix program installing and uninstalling problems automatically

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Autodesk Technical Support is recommending using REVO UNINSTALLER.

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